Brewed by Mountain Goat Beer (Asahi)
Style: Amber Ale
Richmond, Victoria, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
We found some fresh hop flowers down the back of the couch the other day (in their little protective foil bags so they really were fresh), and we all said as one: “Fancy Pants.”
Could we do it again? Easy said, only one way to find out.
Long story short, its back: Fancy Pants Amber Ale. Stupid name, serious beer.
We used Galaxy Flowers through our hop-back to give a full-on tropical fruit/spicy aroma. On top of a lot of traditional ale malt we threw a liberal dose of crystal malt, a little wheat and fermented her warm with an American Ale yeast. It’s deep copper/amber with a full, rocky head. 5.2% alc/vol, 30 IBU, served in the bar in our fanciest glass.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1105) - - OCT 1, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 Tap from mountain goat brewery. Pours a deep copper orange colour with a creamy off white head. Lovely aromas of citrus, hops, grapefruit and toffee. Taste is quite refreshing and malty in the after taste with a nice bitterness hanging around the palate. This is like a half IPA/half amber ale as its quite hoppy and fruity compared to your usual amber ale. Love the chewy maltiness. A winner for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2016
Can(s). A burnished dark amber with a small, mostly fading and somewhat lacing white to off-white head on the pour. Aromas of caramel, biscuity pale malt, citrus, citrus pith and orangey mid-fruits. Mid-weight, medium carbonation and a moderate length and intensity pithy, near grassy bitterness to end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itsumishi (45) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2016
One of my favourite Australian session beers. Delicious and great value. Poured from a tinnie. Pours a deep golden amber with white head that settles quickly but then stays as a thin layer. Nose is full of some slightly funky hops and bread and toffee malts. Taste is caramel, toffee, citrus. Palate is a little acid and thin. Medium carbonated. Quaffable, well balanced. Delicious. Better after it warms up a bit and goes a little flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (478) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2016
Poured from can. A clear darkish amber, decent finger of white foam. Lovely balanced aromas, malt caramel mixing well with fresh fruits, quite tropical. The flavour follows well, a little more citrusy but refreshing and balanced. It goes down well, medium feel with a nice lingering bitterness. Delicious amber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
charmarita (46) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2016
Pours from tap amber with big creamy head. Aroma of bread, dough, vanilla. Taste lightly bitter. Palate medium body, oily feel, lively, bitter, long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (2785) - Haderslev, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2016
Tap @ Taps Beer Bar, Changkat, KL. Clear amber, small white head. Light malty, caramely aroma. Malty, caramely flavour. Bitterness and caramely sweetness nicely balanced. Not bad for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11246) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2016
Can at Inch, Panang. Clear amber with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, light grapefruit, grass, citrus notes and light caramel. Flavour is above light sweet and over moderate bitter. Above light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 3, 2015
can picked up at warners at the bay. copperish amber with a steady off-white head; aroma hints at caramel, wet railings, tropical fruit salad; good hit of bitterness, slightly tinny but pleasantly so with some citrus zest nudging its way in there

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
canadiankiwi (146) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 6, 2015
Dark Amber in colour with large head. Strong fruity nose. Light taste with bit of a tang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisbroadie (15) - Wakerley, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
Poured from can (well 2 actually....) to Pint glass / Ar: Nutty and earthy maybe, but LOADS of floral aromas. Interest grabbed! / Ap: Copper, clear, finger sized head which is slowly reducing / T: bitter, but pleasantly. Slight initial sweetness before bitterness takes over and lingers / P: Nice mouthfeel, thin-ish but good, average carbonation and long nice bitter finish / O: Malts and LOADS of hops, and what a mix! Awesome beer, suitably complex to make you think about it, suitable quaff-able to drink while having a BBQ with mates. Sensational beer. And +1 because its in a can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ANZUShophunter (283) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2015
From can in Belgian ale glass. Pours copper with decent head and awesome fruity/spicy nose. These both translate to the fore on the palate and make for a refreshing brew. In the interest of full disclosure, I was wearing jeans at the time.

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